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Amazon Customer Service

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Amazon's Best Phone Number

888-280-4331
Toll-free·Calls Customer Service·Most popular Amazon number
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How do I talk to a live human at Amazon?

A:Don't press or say anything OR press 0
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Does Amazon offer 24 hour customer service?

A:Yes! This call center operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The least busy day is Sunday, and the most busy day is Monday.
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How long will I wait on hold?

A:The average hold time is 35 seconds. The longest hold times are on Monday, and the shortest are on Friday. How is this calculated?

How do I get through the phone menu to a live person?

GetHuman researchers routinely call this Amazon phone number to document the phone system.
Here is our latest tip for weaving through the phone menu to get to a real person the fastest: Don't press or say anything OR press 0
Here is how our research team describes the way the Amazon phone system greets you: Let's verify your account. If I can send you a text message to verify your account, say "Yes."
Below are some clips we've found from Amazon's phone menus and tips that help give an idea of what you will encounter when you call. We've highlighted why they are important as well:

Heard when the phone system first answers

"Hi. Welcome to Amazon customer service. I'm here to help you, first, by finding your account. Then by asking you a few questions to get the right help. Just so you know, this call may be recorded to provide you with the best support. Let's verify your account. So I can better help you. We can do that through a text message"
Excerpt from a call with Amazon
Wednesday, January 3, 2024 5:31 PM

They may need the phone number on your account

"Welcome to Amazon. Please note that this call can be recorded for training and quality purpose. Hi. Welcome to Amazon customer service. I'm here to help you. First, by finding your account, then by asking you a few questions. To get the right help. Just so you know, this call may be recorded to provide you with the best support. Let's verify your account so I can better help you.
We can do that through a text message, and it only takes a second.
I've got your phone number pulled up here. Can I send you a text message to verify your account?"
Excerpt from a call with Amazon
Sunday, June 30, 2024 12:57 AM

They may ask your reason for calling (instead of a menu)

"Now in a few words, tell me what I help you with today."
Excerpt from a call with Amazon
Friday, May 24, 2024 1:47 PM

They may ask you to say or enter information

"Representatives are busy. All representatives are busy. All representatives are busy. All Let's verify your account. Please say or enter your account number. Two"
Excerpt from a call with Amazon
Thursday, April 11, 2024 10:22 PM

What are the hours and when should I call?

Amazon operates the call center for this 888-280-4331 phone number 24 hours, 7 days. The short answer is that you should call on a Friday. This observation and the following section are based on analysis of a sample set of 66,974 calls made in the last 90 days using our free, web-based phone (see above).
An important note: busy times vs hold times vs best time to call
When we refer to busy or less busy times, we are talking about the volume of calls. The busiest times are when the most people are calling this Amazon phone number (least busy times have fewer people calling). This high call volume does not necessarily mean that you will have a long hold time when you call. Companies like Amazon staff their call centers differently based on the time of day and day of the week, so you may experience a shorter wait on hold at the busiest of times. When we refer to the best time to call, we are referring to the optimal combination of lower call volume and shorter wait times.

The least busy time to call

The least busy day to call Amazon is Sunday. The most busy day to call is Monday, which averages 46% more phone calls by comparison. Again, this is based on a sample of 66,974 calls made with our AI-powered, web-based phone in the last 90 days.
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The shortest wait on hold

We measured the shortest hold times to be on Friday. The longest wait in the queue on average occurs on Monday, which is 146% longer than the minimum. As you can see, there is more fluctuation in hold time over the course of the week than there is in call volume.
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The best time to call Amazon

In summation, the best day to call Amazon is Friday. It isn't the least busy day, but the fact that hold times are shortest combined with it being on the busy side tells us that Amazon staffs up on Friday to handle the higher call volume, and that makes it the best time to call.

Calling this Amazon Customer Number

Jeff Whelpley is the editor / author responsible for this content.
Nov 23, 2023

Most people call Amazon's 888-280-4331 customer support number to troubleshoot order delivery issues such as delayed deliveries, missing packages, or broken/damaged items. As soon as you call, you're greeted with an automated recording that requires account verification. Amazon sends you a text message to proceed with verifying your account and you'll have to reply to their text with the word 'yes.' This allows Amazon's support team to access your orders.

After this verification, you'll be asked to say exactly what you need help with, and you're not given a menu of options unless you specifically ask for that. Since I was waiting for a delayed delivery, I said the words 'package delivery' to receive assistance.

The automated system instructed me to say which order I needed help with, so I replied with one item in my order, which actually contains a few different things. The system confirmed that I needed delivery help with this item and placed me on a brief hold to connect me with a customer service rep. In less than five minutes, I was transferred to someone who asked how they could help me.

After explaining my dilemma with a delayed delivery, the rep accessed my account to try to discover the cause of the delay. Apparently, my order was stuck somewhere and had not even shipped yet, though it was supposed to have already arrived. Unfortunately, the rep could not understand or explain why my order was not moving through the system. He said he could resolve the situation by placing my order on the priority list for shipment within 24-48 hours and refund me a portion of my payment.

However, my online account still wouldn't provide tracking details or show that my order was in the queue, so I asked when this would be updated. As helpful as he tried to be, the rep didn't have an answer for this and transferred me to his supervisor for more assistance.

After a brief hold, an Amazon supervisor got on the phone and profusely apologized for the mishap. He explained that once my order ships, all online details will be updated on my account. In addition, he offered to give me a $25 gift card to make amends for their mistake. I agreed to this and thanked him for helping, even though I was a bit frustrated that no one seemed to know where my order was.

After waiting a few more minutes, the rep confirmed that my order would be prioritized for 24-hour shipping and gave me a reference number for verification purposes. He also added that a faster way to access customer service is via Amazon's website, where you can virtually chat with associates directly from your phone or computer. I'm glad he shared that, as I plan to follow up via web in the next day or two to check on my order. Whether you call or check online, I think Amazon does a decent job assisting customers.

Jeff truly believes that all customers deserve good service. He’s been building tools, inventing phone tree hacks and helping customers since before his days at GetHuman. He's also a Google GDE and involved in the Angular community.

Why Customers Call Amazon

If you have time to do a bit of reading before you call Amazon, we recommend you read over some of our problem-specific articles.

Can I use my Amazon account for Amazon Local?

Yes, you can use your Amazon account for Amazon Local. Amazon Local is a service offered by Amazon that provides deals, discounts, and offers on local products, services, and experiences. By using your existing Amazon account, you can easily access and purchase these deals without the need to create a separate account. Your Amazon account login credentials will allow you to sign in to Amazon Local effortlessly. This integration ensures a seamless experience for customers, as they can utilize their familiar Amazon account features like saved payment methods and personalized recommendations. So, take advantage of the convenience and simplicity by using your Amazon account to enjoy the exclusive benefits offered by Amazon Local.

What Is My Security Access Code on My Amazon Account?

The Amazon account security access code makes it possible for Amazon's delivery man to access your apartment. You can provide it under 'Manage Your Address Book.' Property managers may submit their access codes under 'Amazon Secured Delivery.' If you have any questions about it, you can seek support from the Amazon customer service team. You may reach them on the phone, live chat, Facebook/Messenger, Twitter, email, or the help desk.

What is Amazon's delivery guarantee for Amazon Logistics?

Amazon's delivery guarantee for Amazon Logistics ensures that customers receive their orders accurately and promptly. With a commitment to provide reliable and efficient service, Amazon guarantees deliveries within the promised time frame. This means that packages shipped by Amazon Logistics will arrive on time, meeting customer expectations. In the rare event of a delayed delivery, Amazon takes responsibility and seeks to resolve any issues promptly. Additionally, Amazon provides real-time tracking updates through its website and mobile app, allowing customers to monitor the progress of their packages. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction, Amazon Logistics strives to exceed expectations by delivering orders with speed, accuracy, and transparency.

Top Amazon customer service problems

Click the link above to get answers to just about any Amazon customer service question, including step by step guides for the most complex issues. You can also detail a new issue and get answers instantly.
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More Amazon Customer Service Contacts

There are of course other ways to contact Amazon customer service besides the phone. Below we list the best ones, by medium.

Amazon Customer Service Live Chat

amazon.com - Customer Service
Login, describe problem in steps 1 & 2, click "Chat" button lower right
If phone-based customer service is not available, or the wait times are long, many people prefer chat as a next-best option. Some even prefer it to calling on the phone. Luckily, Amazon provides this option.

Amazon Customer Email Addresses

cs-reply@amazon.com - Customer Service
Customer service email address
Corresponding with a customer service department by email may not be your first choice, especially if your issue is urgent or time-sensitive. But email is a nearly ubiquitous form of communication, and Amazon will reply our your email.

Amazon Customer Service on X (formerly Twitter)

@amazon - Customer Service
Amazon's main Twitter Page, mainly used for advertisements and other Amazon.com events
Amazon, like many companies, provides customer service on the X platform (formerly Twitter). While it rarely entails live dialogue with a customer service rep, this channel can yield rapid response times and can be a useful option if you have an X/Twitter account.

Amazon Customer Service on Facebook / Messenger

Some customer service teams, like that of Amazon, accept inquiries through Facebook Messenger. This is a good option if you have a Facebook account, and you may even be able to converse live with an agent this way.

Amazon Customer Help Desk / Web Support

amazon.com - Customer Service
Customer service contact page
services.amazon.com - Customer Service
For help with selling on Amazon
As a last, sometimes only, resort- Amazon customer service can be accessed through their website. This can entail digging through help articles before finding a form and "being allowed" to submit a problem to their team, and rarely leads to a real-time conversation, which is why GetHuman does not recommend this unless it's the only way.

Conclusion and closing notes

This is Amazon's best phone number, the real-time current wait on hold and tools for skipping right through those phone lines to get right to a Amazon agent. This phone number is Amazon's best phone number because 1,820,712 customers like you used this contact information over the last 18 months and gave us feedback. Common problems addressed by the customer care unit that answers calls to 888-280-4331 include Return an Order, Missing Delivery, Refund an Order, Dispute a Charge, Can't Login and other customer service issues. The Amazon call center that you call into has employees from Arizona, Washington, North Carolina, India and is open 24 hours, 7 days according to customers. In total, Amazon has 1 phone number. It's not always clear what is the best way to talk to Amazon representatives, so we started compiling this information built from suggestions from the customer community. Please keep sharing your experiences so we can continue to improve this free resource.

GetHuman does not provide call center services or customer support operations for Amazon. The two organizations are not related. GetHuman builds free tools and shares information to help customers of companies like Amazon. For large companies that includes tools such as our GetHuman Phone, which allows you to call a company but skip the part where you wait on the line to get a live human rep. We continue to work on these tools to help customers like you (and ourselves!) navigate the messy phone menus, hold times, and confusion with customer service. As long as you keep sharing it with your friends and loved ones, we'll keep doing it.

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